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The Sweetest Sound on Earth :)





We are having so much fun with 3 but, as you can tell by the lack of my blog posts, we are SUPER busy! ;) I put Liana in a carrier this evening (she'll be 3 months tomorrow) facing out for a change and for some reason she thought Caden was hilarious. :) Liana LOVES Caden! Recently she has started giggling but never as good as tonight. I was SO happy to have caught it on 2 separate videos! :)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

More Potty Praise...

Cayleigh is following in her brother's ways, and it all began on the can...



The lyrics she's singing are:

Glorious and mighty
You're awesome in beauty
Joyful songs we raise
Glorious and mighty
You're awesome in beauty
Greatly to be praised


She starts at the "awesome" and goes from there - follow along and you'll see!

(The song is "Glorious and Mighty." You can listen to the original here.)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Lord's Prayer recited by Caden Jones :)



Caden impressed Jeff and I tonight- we had no idea he knew all the words! I didn't know the Lord's Prayer when I was just past 3 1/2...

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

They Love Their Sister!






Caden and Cayleigh love Liana and Jeff and I are so happy they do! Caden is especially helpful and is always talking to her or kissing her. He loves Cayleigh too, and the two of them have become great friends.

Tonight I let them both hold Liana (Liana wasn't thrilled with the idea!). When I took her away from Cayleigh to let Caden have a turn Cayleigh cried! We love our 3 little angels.:)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Flashback!

Compare Erin's last post to this little gem and see how far he's come:



In this video, he's only a little older than Cayleigh is now...

Our Little Pastor






These videos and the picture were all taken today. First thing this morning I decided to give Caden a big Bible that we don't use. It's a New Living Translation I bought for Jeff way back when we were dating and he doesn't use that translation so I thought I'd give it to Caden. He played with it for about 45 minutes this morning and preached away. So of course I took a video. ;) Then he went downstairs and started to sing "Before the Throne of God Above". He copies everything that is done at church. He'll put the straps outside his pants (the elastic ones that are used to tighten his waste) and will pretend they're microphones, he'll get a calculator or the remote control out and use that to "turn on the screen" like at church, he'll pull out his microphone, and he'll sing away. He even stands on a stool- I'm not sure if our Pastor stands on a riser or not. I guess I'll have to check. ;) He usually rolls up his sleeves when he plays the guitar (an old ukelele Jeff used to have) so he can be just like the guitar player at church who rolls up his sleeves. And most of the day he talks SO loud and when you ask him why he talks loud he'll say, "Because Pastor Clint talks loud". He's a busy boy. After his preaching/singing we went to the zoo and he was so tired he had to take a nap. When Jeff and I checked in on him we found him asleep with his Bible. :)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Potty Gal!






Cayleigh has used the potty a few times and Jeff and I are very proud of our baby girl. :) She's 17 months and she tells us when she's wet or worse (hee hee) so we thought it was time to try and teach her how to use the potty. There are 3 pictures of her on the potty but she never did go on it. She prefers to be up on the toilet like her brother and that is where she's had success. :) We took the first picture right after she went and she was so proud. Jeff asked her to smile for the camera and that's what she did! She is so cute. Today when I had an appointment with my doctor Cayleigh walked over and quietly said, "Mama, poo poo". I asked her if she needed to be changed and she said, "Uh huh" in her sweet little voice. And she was right- she did need a change.

Her vocabulary is expanding daily. Cayleigh LOVES to eat and she can say cookie, fry, eye-keem (icecream), cacker (cracker), bup (cup), milk, juice, apple, nana (banana), snack... and the list goes on. She knows lots of animals- horsie, cow, doggie, kittie, fish, turtle, goat, duck, chickie, bunny, sheep... She can say, "Hi, Mommy!" and "Hi, Daddy!", and she knows "Caden" and "Cayleigh" and "sorry" (she says this a lot after a time-out in her crib when she nearly kills herself on the couch or hits things/people. She can say "baby", "talk", "bye bye", "phone", "car", "truck", "bus", "bike", "choo choo", "boat", "moon", "star", "open", and the list goes on and on. I like to write down what she knows at certain ages so I can keep them in my memory. We love our kids and thank God for them every day. It's a tremendous gift being able to watch them grow and learn.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Smart Little Man



Last night Caden was playing with his little computer. It was asking him to spell words and I just sat there in amazement watching him type out each one. For those of you who know him well, he's ALWAYS asking how to spell words. It's kind of annoying! ;) But now Jeff and I are going to be sure to spell them out for him because he's able to remember them so well. He just turned 3 1/2. I wonder if Jeff could do things like this at his age. I'll have to ask his parents. I know I couldn't. ;)

Monday, March 1, 2010

Dora and Diego :)





I posted a picture of Caden and Cayleigh's Dora and Diego room. They love it! We're not going to put Cayleigh's bed together until she learns how to sleep on a mattress, and this won't be until she's closer to 2. We just thought we'd get it done before we are super super busy. ;) Caden looks so comfy in his bed snuggling his dear Abbey. :)

I love the picture of Cayleigh that I took a few days ago. She's almost 17 months. :)

And I put up a picture of me at 36 weeks. I've been getting a lot of false labour already- so much that it's kept me up for 2 nights and is quite uncomfortable. I'm wondering if baby will come a bit early. I hope so! Jeff and I are ready to go and would love to meet baby any day. :)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

"Wake up, Caden, and play with me!"








We don't make Caden nap anymore but today he was so tired after a Mom's group that he wanted a nap. When Cayleigh woke up we went down to wake Caden. Cayleigh loves to go in and wake him up. She'll run to his room, go over to his bed, and try to give him kisses. We have a mattress in Caden's room for Cayleigh to play on because in the next 6 months she'll be sharing a room with him. They love to play around on that mattress. They will have matching beds and we've decided to get Cayleigh a Dora comforter and Caden a Diego one. And we're going to decorate the walls with Dora and Diego. It'll be cute. :)

Once Cayleigh woke up Caden they played for a bit while I got some pictures. They play really well together (although sometimes Caden can be a bit too rough). Cayleigh will chase him around the house with her stroller and they'll giggle- it is so cute!

After their play-time they watched a "Mighty Machines" video (Cayleigh only for a few minutes before heading upstairs to play with her dollies). I love my little ones. :)

Sick Babies :(





Yesterday was the first day no one was throwing up in our house... What an awful bug we all caught. You can see from the pictures that Caden and Cayleigh didn't feel well at all (although Cayleigh did enjoy watching "Elmo Pets" on the portable DVD player). She'd wine "Elmo! Elmo!". Cayleigh still isn't 100% and we're having trouble getting her to settle in bed tonight. I think she's getting 3 more teeth on top of not feeling quite herself. Hopefully she'll be back to normal soon.

Zoo











On Family Day we took the kids to the zoo and, as always, they had a great time there. The pictures aren't the greatest because I only got their backs in most of the shots. But they're still cute! ;) They got to watch some elephants have a bath and they loved it. Most of you know both Caden and Cayleigh LOVE elephants and carry Abbey and Ella (their stuffed elephants) with them everywhere. :)

The day after the zoo Cayleigh was the first to come down with an awful flu that lasted 7 days. We were glad we got out because the week following our zoo trip was definitely a long one...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

It's about time for a new post!




Sorry it has taken FOREVER for me to post on here. We've been busy getting ready for baby and I get tired out more quickly these days. I'm almost done sorting through all the clothes and washing them, and this weekend we are getting a dresser for Cayleigh and I need to move all her clothes downstairs and put the baby's things in her room. We're going to keep the baby in our room until Cayleigh is ready to go downstairs and share a room with her brother. We're also getting new mattresses for both kids this weekend and we'll put Cayleigh's on the floor in Caden's room so she can get used to it. Caden is excited to have her down with him. :) It'll be nice to be all organized and feel ready- I'm just about 34 weeks so I want to have everything ready by 36 weeks just incase baby comes early.

Jeff and I are taking Bradley classes and are hoping for a natural delivery this time. We'll see what happens...

I posted a picture from my birthday (and one of Jeff goofing off that makes me laugh). It was such a nice day and Jeff made it really special. :) He wrote a poem that I'll post for those of you who don't have facebook. I like to share it because he writes the most beautiful poems and it was a very special gift. I love him. :) Here it is:

New views, new scenes
New friends, new life
You don't know how you'll do
New roads, new streets
New job, new home
It's harder than you knew

And even with your doubts
Yet still you tough it out
And look how proud I am of you

What a friend you were, my love
What a gift God gave
What a partner you'd become
I'd never been so proud

---

A sleepless night
A tortured rest
It echoes through the walls
A little voice
A tearful cry
You stumble down the hall

You hold her to your chest
You calm her till she rests
And then you try to sleep once more

What a friend you were, my love
What a gift God gave
What a mother you'd become
I'd never been so proud

---

Another chore
Another bill
It never seems to end
Another need
Another trip
And so you go again

You're always on the run
You somehow get it done
And I don't see the half of it

What a friend you were, my love
What a gift God gave
What a helper you'd become
I'd never been so proud

---

Through it all, you've been right there
My rock, my strength, my love
A wife of quality so rare
The hand of God above

What a friend you are, my love
What a gift God's given
What a wife you've always been
I've never been so proud


:)

Everyone is doing well. Caden and Cayleigh are getting cuter by the minute. Caden continues to preach and has church services all day long. Jeff gave him a ukelele that he had when he was in grade 4 and that doesn't help matters. I hear, "Then sings my soul!!!" all day long. Caden says he's a pastor. Yesterday he carried in a bag of groceries for me and threw it when we got inside. I said, "Caden, you don't throw groceries!". He said, "I'm sorry, Mommy." I then told him I forgave him and he said, "I forgive you too, Mommy. We're sinners." I couldn't help but laugh. My little man. ;)

Cayleigh is talking more and more and she's starting to assert herself. She thinks she's in charge. A few days ago she walked up to Jeff and smacked him (it only felt like a gentle touch to giant Daddy). She gave him a "how dare you not give me what I want look" and Jeff couldn't help but chuckle at his 20-something pound opponent. She does have a temper but she's generally a happy little girl who's content to do her own thing yet still loves lots of cuddles. I hope this baby is easy like Cayleigh was as a baby.

Well, this post is all over the place but it feels like I'm all over the place these days trying to keep up with day-to-day chores, give attention to the kids, keep them entertained, and get ready for baby. Hopefully by the end of next week things will feel normal for a short while before we're super busy again. But we're thankful and wouldn't have things any other way.

Hope everyone is well. :)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Still Bowling :)



Caden still loves to bowl! It's be a long time since I've sent DVD's of the kids home to my family, so I thought I'd take a video of them both today and post them on the blog. :)

"No!"



Cayleigh learned how to answer with "No" yesterday. She sounds so cute when she says it! This morning I asked, "Cayleigh, do you want to say bye bye to Daddy?" and she said "No". ;) I know I sound a little crazy in the video asking her the same thing over and over but I wanted to hear her cute "No" as many times as I could on video. :)

Cayleigh can say quite a few words now. She can say "Momma, Dada, hi, bye, kitty, doggie, cup, cookie, cracker, ba ba (bottle), truck, up, no, apple, amen, boot, clock, ball, airp (airplane)" and I'm sure there are a few more that I can't think of at the moment. Our baby girl is growing up. She'll be 16 months on Feb 3rd.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Learning to Read!



Caden loves to practice reading and he's doing a great job. He messed up on "hat" a bit when I was recording but he got it right the time before. He made the "s" sound but said "hat"... ;) We'll keep practicing and maybe he'll be able to read you all a story soon. Caden is a smart little man and we love him to pieces! :)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Baby Jones #3



This picture was taken at 28 weeks and I will be 29 weeks in a few days. Not much longer... :)

I have been feeling quite well but had a little fall on Monday that has set me back a bit. We all went to our friend Justyne's house for supper and I lost my balance and fell into her condo. Not the entrance I would have planned. :S I turned my ankle and was up all that night with a throbbing foot. Of course I hurt the foot on the only side I can sleep on so I haven't been able to get much rest. Jeff worked from home yesterday so I could stay off my feet for most of the day and today I notice it's getting better but it's still not perfect yet. The bigger I get the more clumsy I seem to get so hopefully this will be my only fall. :S But we all are fine and we are getting more and more excited to meet our new little one. :)

Loads and loads of Christmas Pictures :)






























Sorry it has taken me so long to download these pictures. Christmas was a busy time and just now things are starting to get back to normal again. We all had fun seeing little Isaac and December, and of course Caden and December had a blast playing together almost every day. I told Caden we might take the Christmas tree down tonight and he said, "No Mommy. I still want December to come back!". When we put the tree up he knew December would be coming and I guess taking it down makes the fact that she has gone back to California very real to poor Caden. :(

There are some pictures of the kids opening 1 gift on Christmas Eve. Caden got a ladybug constellation nightlight and Cayleigh got a little diaper bag of her very own filled with all sorts of goodies- bottles, cups, diapers, bibs, creams, etc. that she can use with her babies. Both kids were very happy. :)

You can see the wagon that my grandmother and parents got for the kids. They LOVED it. The wheels can come off and it can become a pull sled which is great. You can also see the princess table Cayleigh got from her Auntie Cheryl. That is one of her favourite gifts and she sits and plays at that table every day. :)

Once you see Caden opening up his stocking you can tell when Christmas Day pictures begin. Caden got an airport set, a construction set, hockey sticks, games, puzzles, books, etc. etc. He was all smiles opening his gift from Grandma. :) And he loved everything he got from Aunts, Uncles, other family and friends. You will see more of what Cayleigh loved in the post below. Jeff got me a new wedding band (we both didn't really like the one I had) and I love it. He has and always will be romantic in his own way and I love him. :)

Look at the next post for a continuation of Christmas pictures. :)